GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports some progress is being made in reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases.

More than six million people lost their lives due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India in 2016 and Ischemic heart disease being one of the root causes of these deaths.

CHENNAI: Facing a serious dearth of quality data that in turn hampers formulation of policy and legislation on dealing with non-communicable diseases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

NAGPUR: The state government has started taking steps to develop Rashtrasant Tukadoji Regional Cancer Centre (RST) into a state-of-the-art Tertiary Care Cancer Centre (TCCC).

There is evidence that access to green spaces have positive effects on health, possibly through beneficial effects on exercise, air quality, urban heat islands, and stress. Few previous studies have examined the associations between green space and mortality, and they have given inconsistent results. This ecological study relates green space to mortality in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2011. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a measure of green space coverage, was measured for 199 small geographic areas in Hong Kong.

An investment of USD 371 billion will be required to achieve key global health targets and prevent 97 million premature deaths in 67 countries, including India, by 2030, a study has said.

Ahmedabad: Leading cardiologists from across India debated how 'sugar might be the new cholesterol' for people at risk of heart disease, as any excess amount consumed is converted to fat!

As sub-Saharan African countries struggle to cope with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.

Rabat – Drugs prices for several common chronic disease medications have been reduced by 46 percent, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health on Monday.

At least 10 people die every day in Delhi of tuberculosis, a curable disease, exposing a huge healthcare deficit in the national capital. Nearly 47% of the deaths are of people in the productive age group of 15 to 44 years.

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